Museum Education: Learning Theories and Approaches, Fall 2018 (Co-Instructor)


This active learning weekend examines learning theories that have shaped – and are shaping – the development of programs and exhibitions in museums and similar informal learning environments.
We will explore the wide variety of ways learning happens in museums, focusing on the visitors themselves, and consider how museums are shifting their focus from designing for their audiences to creating with them. Students will consider museum education from the lenses of both learner and educator, experiencing and reflecting on educational approaches in actual museum galleries.